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David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection

This is a unique group of more than 4000 LPs and 78rpm discs, the vast majority pressed in Latin America or the Caribbean. Of special interest are the hundreds of Cuban recordings and more than a thousand Tango discs from Argentina. Of note is the pristine condition of most of the recordings and the many hand-decorated covers that the donor made for 78rpm discs that were originally issued in generic corporate sleeves.

Mr. Chomowicz, who inherited the recordings from a collector friend, and out of respect for the collector and his passion for music, resisted numerous offers to sell the collection. David saw the value to preserve the material for posterity and donated it to The ARChive of Contemporary Music in 2017.

Mr. Chomowicz is a creative professional working in video, print and multimedia in New York City. His design awards and honors include National & Chapter Emmy Awards and numerous awards from The New York Art Directors Club, BDA/Promax, Communication Arts and the AIGA.

Donation item at archive.org/details/Chomowicz-04262017


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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pr. Tsausakis & M. Ninou; V. Tsitsanis; Popular Orchestra
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Performer: Pr. Tsausakis & M. Ninou; Popular Orchestra Writer: V. Tsitsanis Greek. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Nicos Gounaris; George Vitalis Orchestra; Maniataki Ritsiardis
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Performer: Nicos Gounaris; George Vitalis Orchestra Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: ATT129...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Tetos Demetriades
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Performer: Tetos Demetriades Tenor; Greek; Song. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0, Rolloff: -5.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W107315...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by P. Visvardis and P. Talmas; Th. Papadopoulos; D. Rigopoulos
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Performer: P. Visvardis and P. Talmas Writer: Th. Papadopoulos; D. Rigopoulos Tango; Vocal; with Popular Orchestra; Greek. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by S. Bellou with Popular Orch.; V. Tsitsanis
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Performer: S. Bellou with Popular Orch. Writer: V. Tsitsanis Greek; Recorded in Greece. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pr. Tsaousakis with Popular Orch.; G. Klouvatos
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Performer: Pr. Tsaousakis with Popular Orch. Writer: G. Klouvatos Greek; Recorded in Greece. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Tetos Demetriades
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Performer: Tetos Demetriades Tenor; Greek; Song. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0, Rolloff: -5.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W107314...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by P. Visvardis and P. Talmas; D. Rigopoulos; Th. Papadopoulos
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Performer: P. Visvardis and P. Talmas Writer: D. Rigopoulos; Th. Papadopoulos Tango; vocal; with Popular Orchestra; Greek. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jim Apostolou
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Performer: Jim Apostolou Label in Greek. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Three stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: LIB-139B Catalog number: 139 B
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Olga Cavadia
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Performer: Olga Cavadia Orchestra and Chorus. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 54 B Catalog...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pr. Tsaousakis & R. Stamou with Pop. Orch.; St. Chrysinis
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Performer: Pr. Tsaousakis & R. Stamou with Pop. Orch. Writer: St. Chrysinis Greek; Recorded in Greece. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pr. Tsaousakis; R. Stamou; N. Kallerghis; St. Chrysinis
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Performer: Pr. Tsaousakis; R. Stamou; N. Kallerghis Writer: St. Chrysinis Greek; Recorded in Greece. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Nicos Gounaris; George Vitalis Orchestra; Papaioanou
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Performer: Nicos Gounaris; George Vitalis Orchestra Writer: Papaioanou Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Olga Cavadia
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Performer: Olga Cavadia Orchestra and Chorus. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 54 A Catalog...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Jim Apostolou
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Performer: Jim Apostolou Label in Greek. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: LIB-139A Catalog...
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by M. Ninou; Pr. Tsousakis; V. Tsitsanis; Popular Orchestra
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Performer: M. Ninou; Pr. Tsousakis; V. Tsitsanis; Popular Orchestra Greek. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
Topics: 78rpm, Ethnic
Source: 78